Florence To and Ricardo Donoso

quintesence (QTSNSE)

Florence To and Ricardo Donoso quintesence

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Live immersive audiovisual performance created by Florence To and Ricardo Donoso presented at the Satosphère, Society for Arts and Technology on the 5-8 and 22nd May 2015

“QUINTESENCE” project is a co-production and benefited from the residency program in research and creation at the Society for Art and Technology (SAT)

Visualising a process of elements that represent the development of the psychic process, symbols will represent elements of the subconscious, telling a story of how memory may be disorientated, distorted, dysfunctional yet acting as a linear process to individuation. Using contemporary classical composition techniques & elements of sound system culture to heighten the viewers engagement with the different dimensions of space being presented and to enhance their depth of perception.

EXPERIENCE

• Physical sensations created through the sound and visual experience

• Emotions extended without boundaries

• Creating a story to develop a real emotional response within the audience
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London based artist Florence To designs functional installations to create an awareness of the original space. She developed her work from her previous profession in tailoring and textiles, moving on to forms and experimenting with different media and technology. To pays attention to detail in materials, researching in qualities that create interesting textures, accenting the use of darkness as well as light. The progression and process of To’s work involves using the identity of space then sound. How light travels within the space to create an exploration within the senses becomes relevant to creating a visceral installation for the audience to interact with…using depth of sound to have control of the various parameters of light.

To performs live with her installation with an important consideration to motion and adaptation, creating a visual sensory in each processing stage. The live aspect in her work is important to activate a real emotional response within a performance and from the music performer. Her work with visual space is about showing how the organized elements in architecture can create either tension or harmony.